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  • Interpol arrest notice issued ex-Panamanian President Martinelli
  • Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after NY Times report CIA sources killed
  • Porto coach Nuno leaves after one season
  • UN Security Council condemns N Korea's latest missile launch
  • Late penalty earns Esteghlal win, Al Ahlis share spoils
  • Flynn declines US Senate subpoena in Russia probe
  • Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro's new congress plan
  • Man set on fire during Venezuela protests
  • Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts
  • UN's North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack
  • Brazil top court ruling on Temer probe to await tape analysis
  • Army major who used kashmiri as 'human shield' awarded
  • Morgan Stanley shareholders approve executive compensation plan
  • 125 social workers, 6 social institutions selected for state-level Dr Ambedkar Social Utthan and Shahu-Phule-Ambedkar awards
  • Inarritu puts a border guard's gun to your head in VR film at Cannes
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Macron's party likely to win absolute majority in French parliamentary vote-poll

18 May 2017 | 10:02 PM

PARIS, May 18 (Reuters) French President Emmanuel Macron's new party is likely to win an absolute majority in legislative elections next month, an opinion poll said today.

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Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

18 May 2017 | 9:37 PM

RIYADH, May 18 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia this weekend will reinforce the "strategic partnership" between Riyadh and Washington and boost their joint fight against Islamist militants, the kingdom's foreign minister said today.

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Schumer: Comey should still testify to congressional committees

Schumer: Comey should still testify to congressional committees

18 May 2017 | 9:27 PM

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) US Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said today that former FBI Director James Comey should still appear before congressional committees that have invited him to testify in their investigations of Russia and the 2016 US election, despite the appointment of a special counsel.

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World Court orders Pakistan to delay execution Kulbhushan Jadhav

World Court orders Pakistan to delay execution Kulbhushan Jadhav

18 May 2017 | 7:58 PM

By Stephanie van den Berg AMSTERDAM, May 18 (Reuters) The World Court ordered Pakistan today not to execute an Indian citizen convicted of spying until it hears a case brought by India arguing that Islamabad violated a treaty guaranteeing diplomatic assistance to foreigners accused of crimes.

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German prosecutors charge two nationalists with planning attacks on refugees

18 May 2017 | 7:58 PM

BERLIN, May 18 (Reuters) Two German nationalists plotted a nail bomb and petrol bomb attack on Muslims and asylum seekers, German prosecutors said today when they charged the men with terrorism and being part of an organised cell.

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Iran says new US sanctions on missile work show "ill will"

18 May 2017 | 7:55 PM

DUBAI, May 18 (Reuters) Iran said today that new US sanctions targeting its ballistic missile programme show Washington's "ill will" and could undermine the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, state television reported.

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Brazil president says will survive new scandal-senator

Brazil president says will survive new scandal-senator

18 May 2017 | 7:05 PM

BRASILIA, May 18 (Reuters) Brazilian President Michel Temer today told lawmakers that his government would not be toppled by allegations he was caught on tape trying to buy the silence of a potential witness in a sprawling graft investigation, a senator who was at the meeting said.

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Japan protests to China over drone flight near disputed islets

Japan protests to China over drone flight near disputed islets

18 May 2017 | 6:52 PM

TOKYO, May 18 (Reuters) Japan today lodged a protest with China after four Chinese coastguard vessels entered what Tokyo considers its territorial waters near disputed East China Sea islets and a drone-like object flew near one ship, the Japanese government said.

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Grenade attack kills 3 members of Burundi ruling party

18 May 2017 | 6:38 PM

NAIROBI, May 18 (Reuters) An unidentified man threw a grenade into a house in Burundi's capital late yesterday, killing three people believed to be members of the ruling party's youth wing.

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UK May's Conservatives promise to abolish independent SFO

UK May's Conservatives promise to abolish independent SFO

18 May 2017 | 6:33 PM

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) Britain's ruling Conservative Party today pledged to roll the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into a broader, national crime-fighting body if it wins the June 8 national election.

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Islamic State kills villagers as fighting with Syrian army rages near highway

Islamic State kills villagers as fighting with Syrian army rages near highway

18 May 2017 | 6:32 PM

BEIRUT, May 18 (Reuters) Islamic State attacked a village near the main road between Aleppo and Homs on Thursday, killing many residents, Syrian state media and a war monitor said.

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Putin and Macron discuss Ukraine in first phone call - Kremlin

Putin and Macron discuss Ukraine in first phone call - Kremlin

18 May 2017 | 6:29 PM

MOSCOW, May 18 (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin and France's new President Emmanuel Macron held their first phone conversation and discussed possible further cooperation in resolving the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin said in a statement today.

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There is no 'Mayism', British PM May says

There is no 'Mayism', British PM May says

18 May 2017 | 5:55 PM

HALIFAX, England, May 18 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May said she stood within the mainstream of British Conservative party thought today, rejecting the suggestion that she had a distinctive personal approach or wanted to be compared with Margaret Thatcher.

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British PM May thinks no Brexit deal better than bad deal - election document

British PM May thinks no Brexit deal better than bad deal - election document

18 May 2017 | 5:16 PM

HALIFAX, England, May 18 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May continues to believe that no Brexit deal would be better than a bad deal, according to her Conservative Party's pitch to voters ahead of the June 8 election published today.

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Tanzania freezes assets of anti-graft official over suspected corruption

18 May 2017 | 5:07 PM

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM, May 18 (Reuters) Tanzania's anti-graft watchdog said today it had frozen the assets of its chief accountant and planned to charge him with corruption, part of an aggressive anti-graft drive in which thousands of officials have already lost their jobs.

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Russian government approves lower 2017 budget deficit of 2.1 pct/GDP

18 May 2017 | 4:58 PM

MOSCOW, May 18 (Reuters) Russia's government has approved lowering this year's planned budget deficit to 2.

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Trump visit seen as long shot to revive Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking

18 May 2017 | 4:48 PM

By Matt Spetalnick and Jeffrey Heller WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, May 18 (Reuters) Just four months after taking office, Donald Trump will make the earliest foray into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking by any US president next week.

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China, ASEAN agree on framework for S China Sea code of conduct

18 May 2017 | 4:46 PM

BEIJING, May 18 (Reuters) China and Southeast Asian countries agreed today to a framework for a long-mooted code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea, China's Foreign Ministry said.

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UK may still pay to access specific EU programmes but vast contributions will end - PM May

18 May 2017 | 4:39 PM

(Rptg, correcting file name) HALIFAX, England, May 18 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May said today that the days of Britain making vast annual contributions to the European Union will end, but there may be some specific EU programmes in which Britain would want to participate after Brexit.

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Scotland should not hold independence referendum until Brexit has played out - May

18 May 2017 | 4:35 PM

HALIFAX, England, May 18 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May said today that now was not the time for another Scottish independence referendum and one should not take place until the Brexit process has played out.

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US works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in UN pact

18 May 2017 | 4:26 PM

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, May 18 (Reuters) A pared-down US delegation has quietly worked to promote long-standing U.

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New Chinese attack helicopter makes maiden flight

New Chinese attack helicopter makes maiden flight

18 May 2017 | 4:25 PM

BEIJING, May 18 (Reuters) China unveiled an indigenously developed attack helicopter today as it eyes a lucrative export market and ramps up an ambitious modernisation programme.

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G20 health ministers seek to avert return to "pre-penicillin era"

18 May 2017 | 4:22 PM

BERLIN, May 18 (Reuters) The world risks a return to the pre-penicillin era if leading nations do not cooperate to combat the threat from antibiotic-resistant bugs and means are not found to finance research into new, more effective medicine, Germany's health minister said.

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China says hopes new S.Korean government will correct problems

China says hopes new S.Korean government will correct problems

18 May 2017 | 4:18 PM

BEIJING, May 18 (Reuters) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a visiting South Korean envoy today that China hopes the new government in Seoul will correct the problems that have been encountered in their relations.

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World Court orders Pakistan temporarily not to execute Kulbhushan

18 May 2017 | 4:16 PM

AMSTERDAM, May 18 (Reuters) The World Court today ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian citizen convicted of spying until it has had time to hear an argument from India that Pakistan violated an international treaty guaranteeing diplomatic help to foreigners accused of capital crimes.

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First-ever passenger ferry service links Russia, N Korea

18 May 2017 | 4:10 PM

Moscow, May 18 (UNI) Russia and North Korea have established a passenger ferry link by launching a first-ever cargo-passenger ferry service from the North Korean port of Rason to Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok.

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Regulators ask Deutsche Bank for Brexit trading rethink - source

18 May 2017 | 3:33 PM

By John O'Donnell FRANKFURT, May 18 (Reuters) European supervisors want Deutsche Bank to prepare a fallback plan to lay out how it could shift the clearing of trades from London, one person with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the region seeks to guard itself against a possible hard Brexit.

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Russia c.bank sees liquidity surplus at up to 1 trln roubles at end 2017

18 May 2017 | 3:31 PM

MOSCOW, May 18 (Reuters) The Russian central bank said on Thursday it expected a structural liquidity surplus in the banking sector of between 0.

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France, Germany resist US plan for bigger NATO role against Islamic State

18 May 2017 | 3:25 PM

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) France and Germany are resisting a plan by US officials for NATO to take a bigger role in the fight against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, in line with calls from President Donald Trump for the alliance to do more to combat terrorism.

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WHO: Congo Ebola cases present high national but low global risk

18 May 2017 | 3:18 PM

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo involving up to 20 people is in an extremely remote area and presents a high risk at a national level, the World Health Organization said yesterday.

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